CHESS OPENING IDEAS – NOVELTIES – BOOK REVIEWS – THEORY – DISCUSSIONS – GAMBITS
The Yearbook contains the latest news in chess openings. Each issue brings you dozens of new ideas on the cutting edge of modern chess theory. Not only the latest fashions are covered, the offers fresh insights in underrated gambits, rare continuations, and almost forgotten weapons as well.
The Yearbook has grown into an indispensable tool for all chess players – for masters and club players alike. If you don’t want to miss the latest news in your own favourite lines, if you are looking for inspiration, then the is vital for you, too. It refreshes your opening repertoire, four times a year!
Readers from all over the world join in discussions on previous surveys. Titled players, correspondence players and club players shed their light on opening developments and search for the truth together. With contributions by Efstratios Grivas, Bogdan Lalic, Jose Vilela and many others.
In his Corner, Genna Sosonko gives a lecture on the origins of the ‘gambit’, spotting a new tendency for gambits to appear in ‘solid’ openings instead of the romantic ones of yore. A most striking example is his own pet Catalan, in which there have been some recent fireworks by the likes of Vladimir Kramnik and Jan Timman.
Glenn Flear does his own research on gambits, inspired by Nigel Davies’s new Gambiteer series! Parts I and II provide a hard-hitting repertoire for both colours. Some lines are too outrageous for a respectable grandmaster’s taste, but our reviewer navigates you with a steady hand through the waters stirred by expert Davies. He also examines Peter Wells’s book Grandmaster Secrets: The Caro-Kann, which delivers just what it promises: not ‘just another’ Caro-Kann book, but many useful insights in the professional’s mind. Finally, another ‘gambit’ book, the one on the Fabulous Budapest Gambit by Viktor Moskalenko. Flear deems this an inspiring work by an objective grandmaster, with many attractive extras.
Sicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 7... Qb6 - SI 8.14 - Berg
Sicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 9...h6 - SI 9.10 - Andriasian
Sicilian Defence - Scheveningen Variation 6. Be3 - SI 23.1 - Vladimirov
Sicilian Defence - Rauzer Variation 9. Nb3 - SI 28.2 - Van der Weide
Sicilian Defence - Kan Variation 5... Ne7 - SI 42.1 - Mchedlishvili
Sicilian Defence - Closed Variation 9...b6 - SI 45.11 - Grivas
French Defence - MacCutcheon Variation 6. Be3 - FR 5.3 - Finkel
Caro-Kann Defence - Advance Variation 4. Nd2 - CK 4.2 - Fogarasi
Scandinavian Defence - Main Line 3... Qa5 - SD 11.3 - Prié
Petroff Defence - Nimzowitsch Variation 5. Nc3 - RG 3.5 - Lukacs/Hazai
Petroff Defence - Jaenisch Variation 8.Re1 - RG 6.4 - Fridman/Olthof
Ruy Lopez - Anti-Marshall Variation 8.h3 - RL 17.2 - Greenfeld
Ruy Lopez - Marshall Attack 8...d5 - RL 17.4 - Finkel
Ruy Lopez - Marshall Attack 8...d5 - RL 17.5-11 - De Dovitiis
King’s Pawn Openings - Two Knights’ Defence 5... Na5 - KP 12.9 - Urcan/Ceteras
Slav Defence - Anti-Moscow Gambit 6. Bh4 - SL 6.6 - A. Kuzmin
Slav Defence - Moscow Variation 6. Bf6 - SL 6.7 - Boersma
Slav Defence - Meran Variation 5.e3 - SL 9.5 - L.B. Hansen
Catalan Opening - Open Variation 6...dc4 - CA 5.6 - Anka
Nimzo-Indian Defence - Classical Variation 4. Qc2 d5 - NI 23.7 - Ikonnikov
Nimzo-Indian Defence - Ragozin Variation 6. Bg5 0-0 - NI 27.2 - Morgado/Alvarez
Nimzo-Indian Defence - Ragozin Variation 9. Qc2 - NI 27.11 - Mchedlishvili
Queen’s Indian Defence - Nimzowitsch Variation 4... Ba6 - QI 14.7 - A. Kuzmin
Queen’s Indian Defence - Nimzowitsch Variation 4... Ba6 - QI 16.11 - Karolyi
Grünfeld Indian Defence - Anti-Grünfeld 3.f3 - GI 1.1 - Van der Tak
King's Indian Defence - Classical Main Line 9. Nd2 - KI 7.3 - Lukacs/Hazai
King’s Indian Defence - Sämisch Variation 7... Nh5 - KI 40.2 - Langeweg
King’s Indian Defence - Sämisch Variation 6...c5 - KI 48.8 - Miedema
Benoni Defence - Fianchetto Variation 7.g3 - BI 9.16 - Avrukh
Old Indian Defence - Pseudo-Volga Gambit 4. Bg5 - OI 15.7 - Fogarasi
Queen’s Pawn Openings - Trompowsky Opening 2...c5 - QP 7.14 - Vilela
English Opening - Four Knights Variation 4... Nd4 - EO 4.7 - C. Hansen
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